Design Philosophy

A cosmic perspective on design and its reason of existing in nature.

I began writing this as my idea of what design is. This is a reminder to me, of what my design should be.

WHAT DESIGN REALLY IS

Design is a configuration of form which makes it functional, efficient, harmonious with the elements within the confines of a frame of reference.

PRESENCE AND SCALE OF DESIGN

Design is present in microscopic elements and as well as on the grand cosmic scale.
Design always is based on certain guidelines, laws and limitations.
Without limitations and rules, things just random arrangement devoid of meaning.

DESIGN INFLUENCE

You can take part in design or be controlled by it. To design one must rise above the problem.
Everything is designed, like a book our interactions have a beginning and end too.
We greet people like a book cover and end with bye like the last page, while the important chunk of information lies within these two interaction words.

APPROACH FOR DESIGN

Designers need to observe and look for patterns in nature and culture, assess them, test them, test them, analyze them and reiterate the process till a harmony is achieved.
Design should aim be efficient, robust, adaptive, multifunctional and scalable.

It doesn’t have to be a single person to think all that is why design should be collaborative.

FALLACIES IN CURRENT DESIGN

Everything that we consider trash is man made. Nature doesn’t produce trash.
We need to use all the trash produced to build solutions and answers to all the growing problems, ocean pollution, land space.
Things need to be produced in a way they are reusable.

ORGANIzATION IS NOT EFFICIENT DESIGN

Organization is design but when it expands without a preplanned scheme or guideline it reduces its efficiency and a lot more is required to do a little.
This is something we see in companies, our society, in ecosystem, and our own bodies.
Organization needs to be well thought of and taking into account all possibilities.

DEMOCRATIZATION OF DESIGN

Design education needs to be given as much if not more importance than language.
Design needs more participants and collaboration.
Design thinking is a little known magical power that allows people to see themselves and improve their surrounding as well as design better lives for themselves.